Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838

Monadjem, Ara, Richards, Leigh & Denys, Christiane, 2016, An African bat hotspot: the exceptional importance of Mount Nimba for bat diversity, Acta Chiropterologica 18 (2), pp. 359-375 : 366

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https://doi.org/ 10.3161/15081109ACC2016.18.2.005



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Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838


Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838  

During this study, this species was recorded from forested habitat in Liberian Nimba at altitudes ranging from 550 m to 1,000 m. Despite its wide distribution (Monadjem et al., 2010 a), this species had not been recorded from Mt Nimba prior to this survey. This species closely resembles R. guineensis   but was distinguished from it by its smaller size (forearm and greatest skull lengths were 42.0– 43.9 mm and 18.8–18.9 mm, n = 3). Rhinolophus alcyone   is typically far larger in size.